Local Woman Out $3,500 In Scam

As we inch our way closer and closer to Christmas, local authorities continue to warn residents to be careful when making purchases online, especially when you are making purchases on Facebook Marketplace or other social media platforms. The warning comes after a local woman spent $3500 on a purchase she made from someone in Elk Grove, California. Everything appeared to be in order, with the seller sending the item by certified mail. When the package arrived, there was nothing inside, and the local woman is now out the full $3500.